[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything at the Mediterranean Sea

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On the last day of my Israel trip, I went through the highly upvoted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento and answered ’em, standing in front of the beach. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 00:37 AllThePartyPeople: On our server, MAXDOP=1 (not my choice); we had a poor performing SP call (called as dynamic SQL; again not my choice);…
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[Video] Office Hours: Six-Minute Speed Round

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The morning after the Data TLV Summit in Tel Aviv, I stood out on the balcony and answered a few of your questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento, rapid-fire style:   Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Intros 00:47 cyrpl: Hi Brent from PEI, Canada. A support person told me today that when creating a table, an ID column…
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[Video] Office Hours in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Before speaking at the Data TLV Summit, I sat by the Mediterranean Sea and discussed the top-voted questions you posted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 00:55 Manikandan GS: As postgres being one among the RDBMS lane, do you think postgres is having more features and flexibility compared to MS-SQL Server? 02:46 PaginationWoo!:…
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[Video] Office Hours: Hotel Balcony Edition, Part 2

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover. In today’s episode, I sit down on a quiet hotel balcony and talk through a bunch of interesting questions: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:59 Haydar: What tools do you like to use when troubleshooting azure sql db query…
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[Video] Office Hours: Hotel Balcony Edition, Part 1

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover. In today’s episode, I sit down on a quiet hotel balcony and talk through a bunch of interesting questions: Here’s what we covered today: 00:00 Introductions 00:25 Kebros: Hi Brent.My manager wants me to summarize sql health into a number…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything About SQL Server

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Post your Microsoft data platform questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me answer. I sat down by the pool in Cabo with a cup of coffee to go through ’em: Here’s what we covered in this episode: 00:00 Introductions 00:43 MergeItLikeItsHot: Hi Brent, do you have any good resources to…
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[Video] Office Hours at the End of the World

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I hopped down to Cabo San Lucas and sat at the End of the World to answer the questions you posted & upvoted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Intros 00:44 Kirk Saunders: Hey Brent! When did you determine your knowledge/skillset/etc.. was sufficient to teach your various classes? I think I’m doing well at…
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[Video] Office Hours: Speed Round Edition

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Not all of the questions you post at https://pollgab.com/room/brento require long answers. Here’s a quick speed round: Here’s what we discussed: 00:00 Introductions 00:24 EngineHorror: Hey Brent! What’s your opinion on page- and row-level compression in general? Is it true it increases locking besides burning extra CPU? 01:08 Pony: Is Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool…
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[Video] Office Hours: Long Answers Edition

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This time on Office Hours, I let a few questions piled up at https://pollgab.com/room/brento that required in-depth answers to really do ’em justice. In particular, there was a statistics question that needed demos. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:35 Grogu: Did DBA Brent ever have to support a version of SQL Server that Microsoft…
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Office Hours: Dodging Work Edition

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover. Today, I’m dodging work, so I went through your questions while I waited for the coffee shop to open: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 03:28 Ivan: What are the top signs that a table has a poor clustered index?…
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[Video] Office Hours in the Valley of Fire State Park

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I drove the Ferrari out through the Valley of Fire State Park and stopped out in the middle of nowhere to take the questions you’d upvoted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:39 Saket Mittal: Hi Brent, I am working with a developer on a query, this query has lots of join ,…
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[Video] Office Hours Speed Round

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In ten minutes, let’s cover as many questions as possible from https://pollgab.com/room/brento: Here’s what we raced through: 00:00 Introductions 00:17 dbacat: We’ve been fighting an AG issue for a while. Sometimes during failover, one or a few databases go into initializing/recovery state on the new secondary. It’s random, never consistent. Only fix is to drop…
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[Video] Office Hours: Professional Development Questions

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Most of the questions y’all post at https://pollgab.com/room/brento are technical ones, but there were a handful of interesting professional development and career ones in the queue, so I cherry-picked those for today’s episode: 00:00 Introductions 00:20 GI Joe DBA: Have you ever refused a consulting project \ opportunity and why? 03:35 Doug E: How do…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything About SQL Server

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You posted questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, upvoted the ones you’d like to see me cover, and I did the needful: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 01:19 chandwich: Hi Brent. I’ve been unsuccessful in my attempt to convince my employer I need formal SQL training. I help manage hundreds of customers’ SQL Servers and Applications, but…
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[Video] Office Hours: Palm Springs, California Edition

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On a road trip from San Diego to Vegas, I stopped in Palm Springs and answered your highly-upvoted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:45 i_use_lowercase_for_select: Hi Brent, just wanted to give you my support on your May 24th blog. 01:19 SQL Crooner: Who would win a SQL trivia contest between Brent…
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[Video] Office Hours: Vail Fireside Chat

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You posted and upvoted questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, and I sat down by the fire on a chilly evening in Vail, Colorado to answer ’em. I was driving cross-country, heading back from a road trip to see my mom. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:46 Ms. Cosmos: What are the top traits for the perfect…
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